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Alexandra Ripley Quotes and Sayings
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Books have become products, like cereal or perfume or deodorant.
- Alexandra Ripley

I really don't know why Scarlett has such appeal.
When I began writing the sequel, I had a lot of trouble
because Scarlett is not my kind of person.
She's virtually illiterate, has no taste,
never learns from her mistakes.
- Alexandra Ripley

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther PHOTO

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

 

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience:
this is the ideal life.
- Mark Twain

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Books serve to show a man
that those original thoughts of his
aren't very new at all.
- Abraham Lincoln

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you want to read about love and marriage,
you've got to buy two separate books.
- Alan King

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.
- John Burroughs

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.
- Horace

A house without books is like a room without windows.
- Horace Mann

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

Books! I dunno if I ever told you this,
but books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

Movies are not scripts - movies are films;
they're not books,
they're not the theatre.
- Nicolas Roeg

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures,
fresh vegetables to cook, the garden,
the hens to feed.
- Jeanette Winterson

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than
the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman

Books are the greatest gift one person can give another.
- Bono

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

More books, more racing and more foolishness with cars
and motorcycles are in the works.
- Brock Yates

Books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
- Henry David Thoreau

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

A lot of my characters in all of my books have a self-destructive urge.
They'll do precisely the thing that they know is wrong,
take a perverse delight in doing the wrong thing.
- Richard Russo

With twins, reading aloud to them was the only chance I could get to sit down.
I read them picture books until they were reading on their own.
- Beverly Cleary

The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,
is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience
gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom.
- Samuel Smiles

There's probably one more story about Bosnia that I'd like to do,
because I spent a fair amount of time on the Serb side of the lines,
which isn't apparent in the other books.
- Joe Sacco

There were two free public libraries within walking distance of my home;
I remember taking six books home from every visit,
the limit set by the library.
- Martin Lewis Perl

I think the people who would be the least interested
in my work would be people who read lots of comic books.
- Harvey Pekar

Every well-written book is a light for me.
When you write, you use other writers and their books
as guides in the wilderness.
- Kate DiCamillo

You could say, in a vulgar Freudian way,
that I am the unhappy child who escapes into books.
Even as a child, I was most happy being alone.
This has not changed.
- Slavoj Zizek

Perhaps they were right in putting love into books...
Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.
- William Faulkner

Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much,
they doze you and make you unfit for company;
but if used discreetly,
you are the fitter for conversation by em.
- William Wycherley

I do like to explore evil characters in my books.
- Thomas Perry

The language of my books has shaped me as a man.
- Don DeLillo

Books aren't written - they're rewritten.
Including your own.
It is one of the hardest things to accept,
especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
- Michael Crichton

I believe my voice is pretty much the same.
I've written 75 books, so I'm better at it now than
I was earlier in my career.
- Caroline B. Cooney

Most of my books have been written in the form of fantasy.
- Lloyd Alexander

If you read my books, especially the Star Trek books
and the Quest for Tomorrow books,
you'll see in them the core theme of the basic humanistic
questions that Star Trek asked.
- William Shatner

In my subconscious, my books were part of a single emotional journey.
- Jeanette Winterson

I don't want to write formula.
I don't want to crank these books out like sausages.
Every book is different, which takes a hell of a lot of ingenuity on my part.
- Sue Grafton

Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

Very few of my books are about who stole the Maltese Falcon.
- Robert B. Parker

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed,
and some few to be chewed and digested.
- Francis Bacon

I love everything that's old, - old friends,
old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
- Oliver Goldsmith

In our house we repeated the pattern of thousands of other homes.
There were a few books and a lot of music.
Our food and our furniture were no different from our neighbors'.
- Emanuel Celler

I didn't have time for talent shows and stuff like that.
I was into books and studying real hard.
- Cheryl Lynn

I've written a lot of books which are written from the moon -
the view from nowhere.
- Clifford Geertz

We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry,
because we didn't think it was fair in the history
books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory,
and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
- Dick Gregory

Books themselves need no defense.
Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die,
they remain constant.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

Master books, but do not let them master you.
Read to live, not live to read.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

I think Americans like the practical;
they like the human.
And I like both those things myself,
and I try and put them into my books.
- John Keegan

We had literary references, so we knew what we were talking about.
We could quote things, talk about books we'd read;
you can say something,
you don't have to explain it.
- Kevin Ayers

I knew it was going to be enormous because of the number
of people who bought the books,
but, to be honest, I never thought it would be bigger than Bond.
Never in a million years.
- Robbie Coltrane

Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel,
and it did become the first work of fiction on the
New York Times trade paperback bestseller list.
- Terry Brooks

The best books...
are those that tell you what you know already.
- George Orwell

I think Walking Dead is one of the friendliest new
reader type books in that every time a new trade is shipped out,
a new issue is shipped out at the same time.
- Robert Kirkman

In the case of good books, the point is not to see
how many of them you can get through,
but how many can get through to you.
- Mortimer Adler

My last comment was, though, that Congress has cooked the books.
- Don Nickles

I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when
the world closes in on me or something untoward happens.
- Anne McCaffrey

Books are the carriers of civilization.
Without books, history is silent, literature dumb,
science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
- Barbara Tuchman

I do give books as gifts sometimes, when people would
rather have one than a new Ferrari.
- Dean Koontz

Frank is such a great visual storyteller,
that if you study his artwork you see that his Sin
City books are already the best movies never seen on the big screen.
- Robert Rodriguez

Books are like movies of the mind and it's better to
leave Kinsey where she is.
- Sue Grafton


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